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Rising cases of Covid-19

Rising cases of Covid-19

Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, like other parts of the country, has been reporting increased cases of Covid-19 from past more than a week. On Monday, 67 cases were reported from J&K – 47 from Jammu and 20 from Kashmir divisions. Only a few days back, there would be three to four cases reported […]

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Rail Project – Let it miss no further deadlines

Rail Project – Let it miss no further deadlines

Ministry of Railways on Thursday said that the world’s highest rail bridge, which is being built across Chenab River in Jammu and Kashmir will soon bring all-weather rail connectivity to Kashmir. The bridge will provide the much-needed all-weather connectivity between Kashmir and the rest of the county. “With 88% completion of deck launching, Chenab bridge […]

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Learning from the history

Learning from the history

History is a great teacher, a huge repository of events and happenings of past that are an important source of knowledge and wisdom. The trick to learn from the history lies in reading and interpreting it so as to be able to draw something from it, something which makes sense with at least identical situations […]

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COVID – lowering the guard is dangerous

COVID – lowering the guard is dangerous

From two to three cases only a few weeks back, the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has started reporting around 30 cases a day of Covid-19 patients. When the people here were feeling relaxed that the pandemic, visibly, has been defeated, it has started shoeing its ugly presence once again. Reports from other parts […]

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Preparing for assembly election

Preparing for assembly election

The Election Commission has initiated the revision of electoral rolls following the delimitation exercise in the union territory and the draft rolls will be prepared by August 31. In this regard, the Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey carried out a review and directed the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Electoral […]

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Strengthen Wildlife Department

Strengthen Wildlife Department

Human-animal conflict…

One more child has fallen prey to wild animals in Bernate village of Boniyar in Uri taking the toll of such deaths to three in three days and forcing authorities to issue orders to kill or capture the animals on killing spree. The Wildlife Department and the local administration has issued advisory to the people […]

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Strengthening health sector

Strengthening health sector

Covid-19 cases are gradually coming down all over the world and hopefully the pandemic will lose further its sting in coming days. However, it has played havoc with human lives and economies world over and exposed the fragility of health sector. Thankfully now the focus has shifted towards this sector as the pandemic has exposed […]

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Preserving Kashmir’s houseboats

Preserving Kashmir’s houseboats

Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to provide subsidised timber for repairs and maintenance of houseboats and taxi shikaras and the decision has been hailed by all those involved in the trade. The houseboat owners have been complaining from past several years that the concerned authorities are not allowing them to repair their houseboats. With […]

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Maintain calm, please!

Maintain calm, please!

Some unwarranted and insulting remarks about the Prophet of Islam (SAW) by some elements from country’s ruling party have angered Muslims and genuinely so. No established religion allows its followers to taunt the faith of others. Islam, particularly, is very clear about it. Quranic verse “lakum deenukum waliya deen” (to you is your religion (judgment), […]

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Probing Police Recruitment List

Probing Police Recruitment List

Amid allegations of large scale fraud in the selection list of police Sub-inspector posts issued by the J&K Services Selection Board, the Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said his administration has decided to probe the matter. Hundreds of aspirants have alleged that results have been skewed in favour of influential candidates with scant regard […]

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